Market Moves As the S&P 500 index (SPX) closed 0.75% lower today, the battle between bullish buyers and bearish sellers characterized the first two trading days of 2020. The sharp selling nearly wiped out yesterday’s gains, although buyers stepped in today midway through the session to prevent a rout. These two sessions are likely a
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Donald Trump said the US did not want to “start a war” with Iran by assassinating Qassem Soleimani, saying he ordered the killing of the Iranian military commander as a pre-emptive strike to foil “imminent and sinister” attacks on US personnel. In a brief statement at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Friday, the US president said
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Elon Musk attends the groundbreaking ceremony of the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai, east China, on January 7, 2019. Ding Ting | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines midday Thursday: Tesla — Tesla rose 1.6% in midday trading after Canaccord Genuity reiterated its buy rating of the electric car maker’s
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Young african woman holding home keys while hugging boyfriend in their new apartment after buying … [+] real estate. Lovely girl holding keys from new home and embracing man. Happy couple in their apartment around cardboard boxes. Getty People ask me financial planner questions all the time. I’m a mortgage guy, ask me mortgage questions and
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Market Moves The S&P 500 (SPX) closed 1% higher as buyers, for the most part, resumed the demand for stocks they showed throughout 2019. Despite the optimistic start for 2020, investors took profits in some industry groups, such as retail stores, demonstrating subtle signals that market turbulence may be just over the horizon. The move
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US regulators have unveiled long-awaited restrictions on some flavoured e-cigarettes in an attempt to contain an “epidemic” of teenage vaping, while stopping short of an outright ban, in a decision criticised by public health campaigners. Companies have been given 30 days to cease the manufacture, distribution and sale of cartridge-based flavoured versions under a Food and
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Still from “The Mandalorian” on Disney+. Disney Disney shares were on the rise to kick off 2020 after some Wall Street analysts estimated significant growth from its new streaming service and recommended clients keep buying the stock. Rosenblatt Securities analyst Bernie McTernan expects Disney+ to attract 25 million users by the end of the first
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The new catchphrase in UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is “levelling up”. It describes the ambition to raise the level of economic performance in all parts of the country towards those of London. In his New Year message, Mr Johnson promised his government would be “spreading opportunity to every corner of our country” in
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The investment landscape can be extremely dynamic and ever-evolving. But those who take the time to understand the basic principles and the different asset classes stand to gain significantly over the long haul. The first step is learning to distinguish different types of investments and what rung each occupies on the “risk ladder.” Key Takeaways
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The young leader of Austria’s conservative People’s party, Sebastian Kurz, is to return to the chancellorship as the world’s youngest head of government in a new coalition with the country’s resurgent Green party.  A deal between the People’s party — which won 37.5 per cent of the vote in late September’s snap election — and
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